Musician, Composer, Dancer, Project Maker
The Gloworms play thumpy English music with metropolitan sophistication, swing and 100% commitment to dance rhythm. Laurel Swift, Jon Brenner and Colin Cotter create a layered texture of driving rhythms and counter-melodies on fiddle, accordion, banjo and stompbox. The result is a fresh, vibrant sound - cool, subtle music with irresistible dance groove. They were featured on Imagined Village’s first album and their album Running Joak was a Mojo top 10 folk albums of 2007.
The Gloworms are a trio: Laurel Swift (fiddle), Jon Brenner (accordion) and Colin Cotter (banjo, stompbox).
Pilfering great tunes from the huge wealth of English dance material, this London based trio also write over 50% of their tunes, many of which have already crept into the session repertoire and been recorded by artists including Sam Sweeney and Mawkin.
"Fabulous, simply fabulous" - Nick Walden
"Swings like a ******* ******" - Gordon Potts
"What a big and satisfying noise" - Ian Anderson, fRoots
"Rachel Unthank & the Winterset. Lisa Knapp. Tim Van Eyken. Bella Hardy. Mawkin. The Gloworms. These are a few of my favourite things. Inventive, passionate artists who completely understand the nature of their music."- Colin Irwin